Ulmer helps put families back together again


It began as a pilot program, and for the past few years, Brenda Ulmer has helped numerous families “at the point of collapse” get back on stable footing.

Ulmer, of Mathiston, is a member of First Baptist Church of Eupora. A few years ago, she was looking for a retirement career that would allow her a change of pace. One Mother’s Day, Rev. Doyle Cummings spoke about The Baptist Children’s Village as part of their annual fund drive, and Ulmer felt lead to contact the organization to see if there was a need she could fill.

Children’s Village staff was in the process of developing a program to help the families of the children in their care, with the hopes of reuniting some of the children with their parents.

Ulmer became involved with the pilot program that has developed into the Dorcas In-Home Family Support Program of the Mississippi Baptist Children’s Village. Continue reading

Celebrating four generations of family…SHERRY PEARSON DAVIS


Four generations of the Sherry Pearson Davis family gathered for a wedding recently at Wood College in Mathiston. Sherry is sitting with the her great-grandchildren, Braden Allred, Tinsley Richardson, Neely Mitchell and Payton Allred; (second row) Sherry’s daughters, Charla Davis and Tracy Davis Green; (third row) and Sherry’s granddaughters, Ashley Green and Emily Green. The family is originally from Stewart.


See this photo in the July 1, 2015 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2015/07/01/4-generations-2/

Top posts for the month of March

2015-03-06 16.42.131. The top blog post for the month of March was the March 10 post titled, BRIDAL TIPS & TRENDS SERIES: Teacups and Tulips in Downtown Eupora… see this story at https://gwenwsisson.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/bridal-tips-trends-series-teacups-and-tulips-in-downtown-eupora/ Continue reading

Mission Work Day set for April 4

cp_wph_missionsdayAs a follow-up to the recent  Weekend of Encouragement, the Webster County Baptist Association is making plans for their first County-wide Mission Work Day.

Martin Jacks, Missions Director for the Webster County Baptist Association said each Baptist church in the county was asked to find a home of a neighbor that needed some light work done either inside or outside.  With their permission, the names would be given to the Association and under the direction of the Missions/Evangelism Team, and work teams would be formed from volunteers from each church. Plans are to work a half day Saturday, April 4 at sites throughout the county.  Continue reading

Mathiston UMC speaker to discuss overcoming tragedy and hard times

246843_1696978273035_4661658_nEveryone experiences difficult circumstances at various times in life. Many experience tragedy on some level. Some of these circumstances can shake a person to their very core.

James Cruise believes “God chooses what we go through. We choose how we go through it.” Cruise will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service at Mathiston United Methodist Church on March 29. James Cruise Ministries, based in Clinton, is a ministry dedicated to showing people  “life is about ‘getting back up’ when the tragedies and bad times of life come visiting you.” Continue reading

Getting ready for Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 17-23

2014-11-12 16.12.01Shellie Herring and Judy Thompson are checking boxes in preparation for sending them to the Webster County Collection Center next Monday. First Baptist Church of Eupora has 693 boxes to date with another 10-15 expected to come in over the weekend. Thank you so much for all of your hard work! Continue reading